Many thanks to the hundreds of writers who entered our 2023 PureTravel Writing Competition.
It’s been a tough job, initially narrowing the entries to just ten for our head judge Jeremy Lazell to choose from. Jeremy enjoyed reading all of the shortlisted works and has written thoughts and comments on them that will be published with the articles over the coming weeks.
You can read Rebecca’s article by clicking on her name above.
Glancing over my shoulder on the Alta Via 1 by Ottoline Spearman
One Moment in Time by Moira Smart
Kashi- The abode of Lord Shiva by Dwijendranath De
Spirits of Ladakh: A Tale of Beauty, Mystery, and Connection by Ishrat Jahan
An Ethiopian Epiphany by Joanna Griffin
Trials and Trails in Patagonia by Julie B.Trippin
Another Day at the Garage by Oladimeji Oluwakemisola
Staccato on Staffa by Penelope Drastik
Bioluminescent by Rostislav Makovichuk
Congratulations to Rebecca and the other nine short-listed authors. We have really enjoyed reading all you work.
All 10 short-listed articles will be published on PureTravel in the coming weeks so look forward to some great reading.
The Judge: Jeremy Lazell
Jeremy Lazell worked for eight years as a trekking guide before turning to writing, a decision he’s had plenty of time to regret while sleeping in a hammock 200ft up in the Borneo rainforest for the Sunday Times, all but drowning in Scotland while rafting for GQ, and hooking nothing but his own cheek while fishing in Belize for Food & Travel. Based at the foot of the Scottish Highlands, where he lives with his wife and three boys, Jeremy writes about 90% of his material for the Sunday Times Travel Section, specialising in adventure travel, family holidays, and whatever round-ups help pay the bills. He has also worked for Conde Nast Traveller and Esquire magazines.